Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller said he has spoken to Kirk Cousins during the offseason this morning on the Dan Patrick Show.
‘Kirk could take us over the edge,” Miller said.
"Kirk could take us over the edge." – Von Miller on possibility of Kirk Cousins signing with Broncos @dpshow
— Andrew Perloff (@andrewperloff) January 31, 2018
Cousins is set to become a free agent when the new league year begins.
The Redskins, who franchise tagged Cousins before each of the past two seasons, traded for Alex Smith last night. Smith and the Redskins agreed to a four-year contract extension shortly after.
With Smith presumably becoming the starter in Washington, Cousins is more than likely to leave in free agency.
Cousins finished the 2017 season with 4,093 yards and 27 touchdowns. He is one touchdown short of 100 over his six-year career.
Denver is in desperate need of a quarterback after a 5-11 season, during which they sent out three different starting quarterbacks, including prodigal son Brock Osweiler, Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian. The Broncos will have the option to choose from variety of highly touted quarterbacks with the fifth pick in the NFL Draft.
Other potential landing spots for Cousins include Cleveland and Jacksonville, but each of those teams have the potential to create controversy by signing Cousins. The Browns are expected to draft a quarterback with on of their two top five draft picks, and Blake Bortles had a successful season for the Jaguars.